92–94. Barrel Sample. This is a ripe and smoky wine that has firm, dry tannins. It has a rich structure that brings out ripe plum and berry fruits. The final feel is round and generous.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.